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NASA technology detected millions of Arctic methane 'hotspots'

Scientists are taking to the skies to study methane emissions in the Arctic. In a series of more than 400 airplane rides in 2017, researchers with NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment discovered 2 million methane hotspots.

How forests play a vital role in the carbon cycle

Carbon is an abundant element that is necessary for life on Earth. Carbon atoms can be found in not only plants and animals but in rocks, soil, water, and even the air we breathe. But an overabundance of carbon, in the form of carbon dioxide, is deadly.

Will planting more trees help to reduce greenhouse gases?

There is enough room in the world’s existing parks, forests, and abandoned land to plant 1.2 trillion additional trees, which would have the CO2 storage capacity to cancel out a decade of carbon dioxide emissions.

White House moves to roll back methane restrictions

Washington - The EPA thinks the previous administration went overboard on rules about greenhouse gases, and it's about to correct that. After earlier moves on carbon dioxide pollution from autos and coal plants, this time it's all about methane.

California reaches reduction in GHG emission levels early

Meeting the reduction in greenhouse gas emission goals as set forth in the Paris agreement signed in December 2015 has been hard for many countries, but one U.S. state has met its emission goals ahead of schedule.

U.S. move to EVs will aid in fixing climate policies

According to Climate Action Tracker, America's climate policies as outlined in the Paris international climate Agreement are rated as “critically insufficient."

Study shows electric cars emit 50 percent less GHG than diesel

A new study has calculated the total lifecycle emissions of an electric car, including its manufacture, battery manufacture, and all of its energy consumption, to show electric vehicles emit 50 percent less greenhouse gasses than diesel vehicles.

Op-Ed: Government department bans the use of the term 'climate change'

Washington - The staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work. The terms "greenhouse gasses" and "carbon sequestration" have also been blacklisted.

We have passed a grim CO2 threshold — Possibly for good

Despite the fact that September is usually the month with the lowest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, this year may go down in the history books as being the first time September failed to register CO2 levels below the 400 ppm threshold.

Agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet climate agreement

An eye-opening new research paper indicates that the global agricultural sector is going to have to do more to reduce non-CO2 emissions by one gigaton per year by 2030 in order to meet the new climate agreement's plan to limit warming by 2°C in 2100.

Sweltering heat waves could become yearly events

Scorching, deadly heat waves that usually strike once every 20 years or so could become a yearly event for more than half the world by 2075 if we continue to do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, warns a study released on Tuesday.

Science and tech join in tracking global warming with Suomi-NPP

In the last 650,000 years, the Earth has seen seven glacial events, with the last Ice Age occurring about 7,000 years ago, leading to the beginning of the modern climate era. Since then, humans have played a significant role in changes in our climate.

Can eating less meat help to reduce global warming?

One of the world's most influential think-tanks has co-authored a report with the University of Glasgow that takes on livestock production and its impact on global warming, as well as our over-consumption of meat.

Indonesian fires emitting more greenhouse gas than entire U.S.

Indonesia's palm oil plantation fires have disrupted schools, travel and worst of all, endangered the health of millions of people. This environmental disaster has emitted over 1,000 metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere this year.

Study says mealworms may be best 'sustainable' protein

Could bugburgers be the wave of the future? Researchers in the Netherlands believe so. According to a new study, the researchers say that mealworms are a more "sustainable" alternative to poultry, pork, beef, and milk.

Antarctic ice cap will be gone if we don't reduce greenhouse gas Special

A new finding by a research team links atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide to the formation of the Antarctic Ice Cap. The authors say that unless serious cuts to emissions are made, global warming will ensure the loss of the ice cap.

Greenhouse gases hit record high

The steady rise in atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gases blamed for climate change shows no signs of abating.

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Due in part to the warming effects of the greenhouse gases  the global average temperature is about ...
Due in part to the warming effects of the greenhouse gases, the global average temperature is about 15°C (59°F). Without the greenhouse gases the global average temperature would be much colder, about -18°C (0°F).
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Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony inspects ignited methane gas shooting from a hole in the ice on the surface of a pond on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The naturally occurring phenomenon is enhanced by thawing permafrost and increased plant decay.
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University of Alaska Fairbanks student researchers Dragos Vas and Sudipta Sarkar measure methane bub...
University of Alaska Fairbanks student researchers Dragos Vas and Sudipta Sarkar measure methane bubbles rising from an Interior Alaska lake.
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